Y es que incluso con esa cara angelical, cuando se trata de aparearse no existen amigos. After a couple of weeks without internet connection I'm finally back on land and I can share some of the pictures and moments from the past trip in the bandasea in indonesia.
Like these photo of two male mandarinfish Synchiropus splendidus fighting. The mating ritual of the mandarin fish is something really beautiful to watch.
A male and a female rise together from the reef and Palinurus elephas reproduccion asexual en release the sperm and eggs at the same time while the dive fast back into the reef. This is something they do every day at sunset but before that, males will fight with each other in order to get rid of competitors.
In the case of the ones in the picture, this went a bit farther than just scare your competitor "Palinurus elephas reproduccion asexual en." The male on the right side bit the other one on the cheek and carried him around for a good 20 seconds before he let him go, bringing him literally a few meters away.
Of course, twenty minutes later was he who got all the girls in the reef. Tripterygion melanurus The Smal triplefin does not exceed 5 cm in length.
It is an endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea. Calanques National Park, Marseille, France. This photo was shot at a small volcano in the middle of nowhere and we were amazed by the amount of these colorful soft corals we encounter.
The Banda Sea keeps surprising us! To continue with the blennies here we got another one to show that not all of them have the Palinurus elephas reproduccion asexual en I mention in the previous post. This is a shorthead fangblenny Petroscirtes breviceps and it belongs to a group known as sabretoothed blennies. These, indeed, have no cirris, but they do have a pair of fang-like teeth hidden in the lower jaw and connected to a venom gland. Recent studies have revealed that fangblennies produce an opioid-like venom that scientists believe is used against possible predators.
After all, these funny looking creatures are not as harmless as they look. Dotted sea-slug Parc national des Calanques, Marseille.
Parc National des Calanques, Marseille. Las estaciones de limpieza son una pieza clave en la salud de nuestros mares y sus habitantes. Blennies are some of the cutest fish on the reef.
Their large eyes and big mouth gives them a funny look that is difficult to not to love. Like this Eyespot coralblenny ecsenius ops. Because of their elongated body blennies are sometimes mistaken for gobies or dragonets, but one of the best ways to recognize is by the two whiskers-like appendages on top of their heads.
These are called cirris and they vary between species from simple appendages to more complex feathery structures.
The function of these cirris is unknown but they definitely add up to their cuteness! A salp floating in the ocean like a spaceship cruising the deep space. This strange creature is a pelagic tunicate, a very interesting group of marine organisms that gets overlooked often by divers. Despite their simple look they are sometimes mistaken for a jellyfishthey are a quite evolved group closely related vertebrates.
We can find them alone or forming large chains of many individuals See the second picture. These are actually two different stages in its rather complex life cycle. The solitary form is the asexual phase of the salps and they produce those long chains of individuals.
These chains are the sexual phase and the eggs that get fertilized will develop into new solitary individuals closing the cycle.
They are definitely beautiful and fascinating creatures! Los gobios son un grupo de peces comunes en muchos mares. Viven en fondos arenosos compartiendo un agujero que ha excavado la gamba.